Guest post by Ken Krause, Life in the Fastpitch Lane blog
My area recently got hit by an incredible microburst this week that did a lot of damage to trees and caused the power to go out all over. People have had to abandon their homes and live in hotels until power is restored. It’s a mess.
What does that have to do with fastpitch softball? We’ve all experienced those “microburst innings” – the ones where everything seems to go wrong at once.
Your pitcher walks the first hitter. The next batter hits a sharp ground ball that should result in an out, but instead ends up with an error and runners on first and second. Then a good, solid hit brings in a run, and an overthrow brings another one. Before you know it everything is out of control and you’re wishing you were somewhere else – anywhere else.
It can happen to anyone – even the best of teams. You see it in the WCWS.